John Dane III might not enjoy being labeled "the oldest member of the U.S. Olympic Team," but it's a fact. At age 58 (as of July 15, 2008), he will be more than three times the age of the youngest athletes representing the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
He and his son-in-law, Austin Sperry, will sail a Star boat in the Olympics. Dane first attempted to make the Olympic sailing team in 1968, when he finished 2nd in the Olympic trials.
Whether he wins, or not in 2008, Dane is certain to profit from the experience. John Dane III is President and CEO of Trinity Yachts, a major international yacht manufacturer.